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Weekend Family Fun

March 21, 2013

As always, there are some super fun family activities happening in and around Sacramento this weekend!  Join Funderland for an Easter Bash all weekend long, craft a yarn rabbit at the Discovery Museum, enjoy birds and breakfast at the Nature Center, learn about Susan B. Anthony and the Women’s Suffrage movement, take in a basketball game and more!

cars_under_stars_logo_category3/21 – Cars Under the Stars at the California Automobile Museum – This Museum after-hours event is great for all ages. Enjoy all exhibits at half price. Freebies, including free tours, will be available.  Every month visitors can enjoy special programming coordinated by Museum staff and volunteers.  Visitors will also enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate.

3/21 – Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena – The Sacramento Kings take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in this basketball game.  Bring the family out for an exciting game!

easter_bash_funderland_1_category3/22-24 – Funderland Easter Bash – The 2013 Easter Bash includes Easter Egg hunts throughout the day, appearances by the Easter Bunny and Happy the Squirrel, fun Easter crafts, coloring contests, face painting by a pro, nine great kid sized rides, and more.  Bring in a new game or new art supplies for River Oak Center for Children and receive free tickets (amount of tickets based on item donated).  This event benefits River Oak Center for Children and celebrates Easter in a safe, fun, affordable setting.

egg_o_rama_fec_category3/23 – Egg-O-Rama Egg Hunt & Carnival – Come celebrate spring at Fulton-El Camino’s Egg-O-Rama! This fun-filled day will include games for all ages, an egg hunt (based on age), bounce house, face painting, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the morning at this exciting community event

babyexpo_category3/23 – Sacramento Baby and Toddler Expo – Where stylish moms and moms-to-be come to shop! You prepared for your wedding with love and care, do the same when preparing for your new family. Join for the fabulous selection of vendors offering wonderful products and services for expectant moms, new moms, and dads.  Event highlights include  mini workshops offered throughout the Expo by experts in the field, ideas for beautiful baby shower ideas, a chance to win great prizes,  and free swag bags to the first 100 guests.

Stamp-a-rama3/23-24 – Rascally Rabbits at the Discovery Museum – Wiggle your nose, perk up your ears—it’s bunny time! The Discovery Museum has gone to the rabbits this weekend. Have fun crafting a yarn rabbit to decorate your backpack or hang up at home and learn rabbit facts in the animal presentation. The museum’s newest bunny addition will also be debuting, so don’t forget to stop in the Nature Room and say, “Hello!”

3/23-4/14 – The Gingerbread Man at Chatauqua PlayhouseThe Gingerbread Man is adapted and directed by Marie Raymond. “Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” Do they catch him?

camellia_instrument_petting_zoo_category3/24 – Free Family Concert Series:  I Can Do That! – Camellia Symphony Orchestra will once again present its very popular Free Family Concert Series with its instrument petting zoo. This year, the family concerts will also include a visual art element presented by I Can Do That! (formerly Very Special Arts) who will offer “funshops” for children to create art related to the musical experience. Leading the orchestra for this season’s concert series will be CSO’s new music director and conductor, Dr. Christian Baldini.

birdandbreakfast_category3/34 – Family Activity: Bird and Breakfast -The American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) and Sacramento Audubon are teaming up to offer a special weekend of morning birding trips coupled with wonderful breakfast fare.

This event combines some of the best local bird guides pointing out nests and local rarities on a 1 hour walk together with a pancake breakfast served by the Carmichael Kiwanis, good coffee, and other fun to help raise money for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. No extensive birding experience is necessary—this event caters to all levels.  Saturday’s Bird and Breakfast event will feature a gourmet
breakfast buffet following a longer walk

3/24 – Spring Hunt at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Practice your observation skills and join a Naturalist as you take a hike and hunt for the signs of spring. See how many things you can check off the list. Bring your binoculars or borrow some from the Center

findingourvoice_susanb_bstreet_categoryThru 4/4 – Finding Our Voice: Susan B. Anthony & the Women’s Suffrage Movement – Don’t miss the world premiere of Finding Our Voice: Susan B. & the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Follow these brave women who, through perseverance, overcame opposition and brought about social equality.  At the dawn of the 20th Century, the struggle for women’s suffrage brings sweeping change for generations to come. But is the nation ready to give women the vote?

In his powerful, original new play, B Street Company Member David Pierini explores the impassioned crusade for the 19th Amendment from the uniquely poignant perspective of one young woman torn between freedom and family. Along the way, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, President Woodrow Wilson, and other champions of women’s equality inspire her to pursue her dreams.

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